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PGDip - Environmental Planning as a subject

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Environmental Planning at Waikato develops your knowledge of how human behaviour affects the environment. We'll inspire you to understand how social, economic and cultural aspects, and the physical environment contribute to problems and provide solutions.


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Key information

Entry Requirements:

Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.

Year: 1.0
Points: 120 points
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $32,400 - $42,305 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • City Planner
  • Community Planner
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Educator
  • Iwi Management Planner
  • Policy Analyst or Advisor
  • Private Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Resource Consent Planner
  • Reserves Planner
  • Transport Planner

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Prescriptions for the PGCert(EnvPlan), PGDip(EnvPlan) and MEP

To complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Planning (PGCert(EnvPlan)) students must complete 60 points at 500 level, from ENVPL504, ENVPL506, ENVPL509, ENVPL510 and ENVPL511.

To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning (PGDip(EnvPlan) students must complete 120 points at 500 level, from ENVPL504, ENVPL506, ENVPL508, ENVPL509, ENVPL510, ENVPL511 and a further 15 points from papers listed for Environmental Planning.

Students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in Environmental Planning, may undertake an honours programme in the subject area of Resources and Environmental Planning.

The requirements for admission to the MEP are set out in the Faculty Graduate Handbook.

To complete an MEP, students must normally complete 120 points at 500 level or above in papers listed for Environmental Planning, including either a 60-point dissertation or a 90-point thesis or 120-point thesis. The degree includes the option of a practicum paper, which may be particularly suitable for those candidates employed in the planning profession. Students should note the prerequisite papers.


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Environmental Planning Programme


The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a professional accredited degree.

To complete the requirements of the BEP, students must complete:

Level 100: ENVPL100ENVPL101 and MAORI102.

Level 200: ENVPL201ENVPL203GEOGY209GEOGY219 and GEOGY228.

Level 300: ENVPL300ENVPL302ENVPL303 ENVPL306 and ENVPL309.

Level 400: ENVPL401ENVPL402ENVPL404ENVPL406ENVPL407 and ENVPL490.

as well as the following:

15 points from ARTSC101, ARTSC103ARTSC105ARTSC106 or ENSLA103.

30 points from BIOEB102EARTH101EARTH102ECONS101ECONS102ENVSC101, GEOGY103, MAORI111 or POLSC102.

The three BEP streams and their requirements are:

Science and the Environment: 30 points from BIOEB102EARTH101EARTH102ENVSC101; and ENVSC201; and 30 points from BIOEB202EARTH221EARTH231EARTH241; and SCIEN300; and 30 points from BIOEB303BIOEB304BIOEB305EARTH322EARTH331EARTH341 and EARTH342.

Society and the Environment: 30 points from ECONS101ECONS102GEOGY101GEOGY102POLSC102SOCIO101SOCPY100; and POPST201; and 30 points from ECONS200ECONS202 or ECONS301, ECONS204 or ECONS307PHILO217POLCY212POLSC211SOCPY200; and one of GEOGY301 or POPST302; and 30 points from ANTHY325, ECONS301ECONS303ECONS307GEOGY301GEOGY309, GEOGY323, GEOGY328POLCY318, POLSC327, SOCPY300 and SOCPY301.

Te Ara Taiao: Māori and the Environment: 30 points from MAORI111MAORI112MAORI150; and POPST201; and 30 points from MAORI202MAORI203MAORI211MAORI212MAORI250; and one of GEOGY301 or POPST302; and 30 points from ANTHY325, MAORI302MAORI303MAORI304MAORI311MAORI312MAORI350.

Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.


Contacts

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Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4702
General and Undergraduate Email Enquiries: [email protected]
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